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* IceCreamKoan: ''Homely Truths'' is full of these.
--> '''Vollys''': What I adore about the best of them is that they almost mean something!

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* IceCreamKoan: ''Homely Truths'' is full of these.
--> %%--> '''Vollys''': What I adore about the best of them is that they almost mean something!


* ActionGirl: Meryl is already one at the beginning, before falling ill. Addie becomes one reluctantly.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* ActionGirl: Meryl is already one at the beginning, before falling ill. Addie becomes one reluctantly.


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Meryl and Addie, respectively.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Meryl and Addie, respectively. Meryl is adventurous and idolizes a male hero, Drualt, while Addie is reserved and likes traditionally feminine activities like embroidery.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Meryl and Addie, respectively.


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: The way the Grey Death works. It comes in three stages, where the weakness stage will last for a few days to a couple weeks, the sleep stage always lasting nine days, and the fever three days.


''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'' is a young adult fantasy novel written by Creator/GailCarlsonLevine (of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' fame) published in 2001.

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''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'' is a young adult fantasy novel written by Creator/GailCarlsonLevine Creator/GailCarsonLevine (of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' fame) published in 2001.


''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'' is a young adult fantasy novel written by Gail Carlson Levine (of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' fame) published in 2001.

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''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'' is a young adult fantasy novel written by Gail Carlson Levine Creator/GailCarlsonLevine (of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' fame) published in 2001.


* SiblingYinYang: Addie and Meryl.

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* SiblingYinYang: Addie and Meryl. Addie is tall, dark, shy, and a homebody who enjoys domestic pursuits like embroidery. Meryl is small, blonde, bold, and adventurous.


Princesses Meryl and Adelina of Bamarre are polar opposites. Meryl, the elder, wants nothing more than to embark on a grand adventure. Addie, the younger, wants nothing more than to stay at home under Meryl's watchful eye for the rest of her days, in peace and safety. The land of Bamarre is home to specters, which lure travelers to their deaths unless exposed, sorcerers, ogres, dwarves, elves, gryphons, dragons, and fairies. Fairies, however, have not been seen since Drualt, Bamarre's greatest hero and subject of myths, went up to visit them after the tragic death of his sweetheart Freya. Bamarre also plagued by a fatal disease called the Gray Death, which has three stages: Weakness, Sleep, and then Fever. While the weakness may last for a few days to weeks, the sleep stage always lasts nine days, and the fever always lasts three. has A prophecy foretells that the cure for the Grey Death will come "when cowards find courage and rain falls over all Bamarre".

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Princesses Meryl and Adelina of Bamarre are polar opposites. Meryl, the elder, wants nothing more than to embark on a grand adventure. Addie, the younger, wants nothing more than to stay at home under Meryl's watchful eye for the rest of her days, in peace and safety. The land of Bamarre is home to specters, which lure travelers to their deaths unless exposed, sorcerers, ogres, dwarves, elves, gryphons, dragons, and fairies. Fairies, however, have not been seen since Drualt, Bamarre's greatest hero and subject of myths, went up to visit them after the tragic death of his sweetheart Freya. Bamarre also plagued by a fatal disease called the Gray Death, which has three stages: Weakness, Sleep, and then Fever. While the weakness may last for a few days to weeks, the sleep stage always lasts nine days, and the fever always lasts three. has A prophecy foretells that the cure for the Grey Death will come "when cowards find courage and rain falls over all Bamarre".


Princesses Meryl and Adelina are polar opposites. Meryl, the elder, wants nothing more than to embark on a grand adventure. Addie, the younger, wants nothing more than to stay at home under Meryl’s watchful eye for the rest of her days, in peace and safety.

But Fate would [[YouCantFightFate have it differently]]. When Meryl is struck down by the deadly Gray Death, Addie must put aside her fears to [[FindTheCure quest for the cure]], in a [[RaceAgainstTheClock race against time]].

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''The Two Princesses of Bamarre'' is a young adult fantasy novel written by Gail Carlson Levine (of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' fame) published in 2001.

Princesses Meryl and Adelina of Bamarre are polar opposites. Meryl, the elder, wants nothing more than to embark on a grand adventure. Addie, the younger, wants nothing more than to stay at home under Meryl’s Meryl's watchful eye for the rest of her days, in peace and safety.

But Fate would [[YouCantFightFate
safety. The land of Bamarre is home to specters, which lure travelers to their deaths unless exposed, sorcerers, ogres, dwarves, elves, gryphons, dragons, and fairies. Fairies, however, have it differently]]. When not been seen since Drualt, Bamarre's greatest hero and subject of myths, went up to visit them after the tragic death of his sweetheart Freya. Bamarre also plagued by a fatal disease called the Gray Death, which has three stages: Weakness, Sleep, and then Fever. While the weakness may last for a few days to weeks, the sleep stage always lasts nine days, and the fever always lasts three. has A prophecy foretells that the cure for the Grey Death will come "when cowards find courage and rain falls over all Bamarre".

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Meryl is struck down by the deadly Gray Death, disease. Desperate to save her sister, Addie must put aside her fears to [[FindTheCure quest for the cure]], FindTheCure in a [[RaceAgainstTheClock race against time]].RaceAgainstTheClock.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Addie has grown as a person, and Meryl isn't dead, but they are still separated.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Good news is [[spoiler:Addie, Meryl, Rhys, and their crew are able fulfill the prophecy, curing the Grey Death, Addie herself has grown as a person, and Meryl isn't dead, but dead]]. Bad news is [[spoiler:Meryl was too far into her illness to be cured by the mystical water, so she elected to be [[EmergencyTransformation turned into a fairy]], so she can't go back to Bamarre with her sister, though they are can still separated.]]see each other, with Meryl being Addie's children's FairyGodmother]].



* DisappearedDad: The king (the father of the titular princesses) is a distant, negligent man. While not bad ''per se'', he never takes action until he's spent a ridiculous amount of time consulting a book of proverbs he carts around. When his oldest daughter comes down with a deadly disease, he vows to go out and find a cure...after having a leisurely breakfast and spending several days consulting his book. [[spoiler: He ends up not even attending his younger daughter's wedding, because he thinks the proverbs advise against it!]]

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* DisappearedDad: The king (the King Lionel, the father of the titular princesses) princesses, is a distant, negligent man. While not bad ''per se'', he never takes action until he's spent a ridiculous amount of time consulting a book of proverbs he carts around. When his oldest daughter comes down with a deadly disease, he vows to go out and find a cure... after having a leisurely breakfast and spending several days consulting his book. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He ends up not even attending his younger daughter's wedding, because he thinks the proverbs advise against it!]]



* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler: Meryl, too near death to survive as a human, is transformed into a fairy.]]

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* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler: Meryl, [[spoiler:Meryl, being too near close to death to survive as a human, be cured effectively by the mystical water, is transformed into a fairy.]]



* FictionalDocument: The epic tale of ''Drualt''. [[spoiler: Subverted when Drualt himself appears towards the end.]]
* FindTheCure: The whole point of the book, with the added twist that Addie's not sure if the cure's even real[[spoiler: and when they do find it, it's too late for Meryl, who has to have an Emergency Transformation. Also played with, in that while the cure that Addie ultimately found would have worked just fine, she also inadvertently found the "real" cure, which everyone in the kingdom had been searching for — by being a "coward who found courage", Addie caused rain to fall all over the land. The rain came from the home of the fairies and cured everyone of the disease.]]

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* FictionalDocument: The epic tale of ''Drualt''. [[spoiler: Subverted ''Drualt'' is essentially this universe's version of ''Myth/KingArthur''. [[spoiler:Subverted when Drualt himself turns out to be a real person and appears towards the end.]]
* FindTheCure: The whole point of the book, with the added twist that Addie's not sure if the cure's even real[[spoiler: and real, [[spoiler:and when they do find it, it's too late for Meryl, who has to have an Emergency Transformation.EmergencyTransformation. Also played with, in that while the cure that Addie ultimately found would have worked just fine, she also inadvertently found the "real" cure, which everyone in the kingdom had been searching for — by being a "coward who found courage", Addie caused rain to fall all over the land. The rain came from the home of the fairies and cured everyone of the disease.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Addie reads an encyclopedia entry on sorcerers, which mentions that they can marry humans (or other species) and have children. Addie is disappointed, because what she really wanted to know was the kind of magic sorcerers did [[spoiler: and yet, by the end, she is happily married to sorcerer Rhys and everyone expects them to have children]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Addie reads an encyclopedia entry on sorcerers, which mentions that they can marry humans (or other species) and have children. Addie is disappointed, because what she really wanted to know was the kind of magic sorcerers did [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and yet, by the end, she is happily married to sorcerer Rhys and everyone expects them to have children]].



--> '''Vollys''': "What I adore about the best of them is that they almost mean something!"

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--> '''Vollys''': "What What I adore about the best of them is that they almost mean something!"something!



** Rhys says midway through the book that his teacher Orne was married to a human and that it's common among "the best sorcerers" to have a non-sorcerer mate. [[spoiler: That Rhys was a spectre and was lying.]]
** ''Book of Beings'' mentions that sorcerers rarely marry but if they do, they never marry someone from their own species.
** Addie and Rhys fall in love.
** It's not clear when [[spoiler: Drualt and Meryl]] fell in love, but given that [[spoiler: Drualt]] was looking after Addie from afar, he very well may have fallen for [[spoiler: Meryl]] before her EmergencyTransformation.

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** Rhys says midway through the book that his teacher Orne was married to a human and that it's common among "the best sorcerers" to have a non-sorcerer mate. [[spoiler: That Rhys was a spectre and was lying.]]
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The ''Book of Beings'' mentions that sorcerers rarely marry but if they do, they never marry someone from their own species.
** Addie (human) and Rhys (a sorcerer) fall in love.
** It's not clear when [[spoiler: Drualt [[spoiler:Drualt and Meryl]] fell in love, but given that [[spoiler: Drualt]] [[spoiler:Drualt]] was looking after Addie from afar, he very well may have fallen for [[spoiler: Meryl]] [[spoiler:Meryl]] before her EmergencyTransformation.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: Sorcerers are known to live more than two hundred years. Addie falls in love with Rhys [[spoiler: and marries him at the end of the book.]]
* MuggleMageRomance: Princess Addie develops a crush on Rhys and wonders whether the attraction might be reciprocated. [[spoiler: It is, and they marry at the end of the book. In this case, it doubles as InterspeciesRomance, because sorcerors are a different sort of being from humans.]]

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Sorcerers are known to live more than two hundred years. Addie falls in love with Rhys [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and marries him at the end of the book.]]
* MuggleMageRomance: Princess Addie develops a crush on Rhys and wonders whether the attraction might be reciprocated. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is, and they marry at the end of the book. book]]. In this case, it doubles as InterspeciesRomance, because sorcerors sorcerers are [[WitchSpecies a different sort of being from humans.]]humans]].



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are very dangerous, cunning, fire-breathing beasts. They are also extremely solitary and cannot stand any contact with others of their kind. But on the other hand they get very lonely, so they kidnap humans to keep them companionship. Unfortunately, they tend to get bored with their companions quickly, kill them in a fit of rage and then mourn them.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are very dangerous, cunning, fire-breathing beasts. They are also extremely solitary and cannot stand any contact with others of their kind. But on the other hand they get very lonely, so they kidnap humans to keep them companionship.company. Unfortunately, they tend to get bored with their companions quickly, kill them in a fit of rage and then mourn them.



** Fairies are more like elves in that they are immortal, made of light, know powerful magic and fight monsters in the darkness beyond daylight.

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** One the other hand, the Fairies are more like elves in that they are immortal, made of light, know powerful magic and fight monsters in the darkness beyond daylight.



* SiblingYinYang: Addie and Meryl

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* SiblingYinYang: Addie and MerylMeryl.



* ThePlague[=/=]TheBlackDeath: The Gray Death, [[spoiler: which turns out to be a MysticalPlague.]]

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* ThePlague[=/=]TheBlackDeath: ThePlague: The Gray Death, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which turns out to be a MysticalPlague.]]



* TreasureRoom: Vollys’ lair.
* WitchSpecies: Sorcerors are this, living longer than humanity and born when lightning strikes marble. Despite this, many still marry humans (it's said they never wed their own kind).
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Tomboyish older sister Meryl is the one who becomes ill with the Gray Death, while delicate younger sister Addie survives and must carry on Meryl's mission. [[spoiler: Meryl doesn't die, but she becomes a fairy and can't return to her old life.]]

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* TreasureRoom: Vollys’ Vollys' lair.
* WitchSpecies: Sorcerors are this, living longer than humanity humans and born when lightning strikes marble. Despite this, many still marry humans and can have [[HalfHumanHybrid children with them]] (it's said they never wed their own kind).
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Tomboyish older sister Meryl is the one who becomes ill with the Gray Death, while delicate younger sister Addie survives and must carry on Meryl's mission. [[spoiler: Meryl Played with at the end when [[spoiler:Meryl doesn't die, but she becomes a fairy and can't return to her old life.]]



* WizardsLiveLonger: Sorcerers live for 500 years unless they meet with a mishap. They are a separate species from humans with a longer lifespan.

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* WizardsLiveLonger: Sorcerers can live for up to 500 years unless they meet with a mishap. They are a separate species from humans with a longer lifespan.


* WeddingDay: Addie marries [[spoiler:Rhys]]. A passage from the epic poem ''Drualt'' is read (in this case, by [[spoiler:Drualt himself]]), and the couple speak vows in unison and twist locks their hair together.

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* SkewedPriorities: When leaving on her quest, Addie, who is arachnophobic, almost goes down the path that would put her in contact with a dragon rather than one that would leave her near a spider (an ordinary spider, not a magical creature) before realizing that that would be an absurd decision.

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* TheFlameOfLife: Sorcerers are born when lightning strikes a block of marble. The flame that is born then remains in the sorcerer's chest and literally sustains him or her until death—they do not need food or water, only air to live, and barring an accident they can live for 500 years. At the end of this time their flame extinguishes and they die.


* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Not much is known of gryphons' appearance, apart from the fact that they are big, winged and beaked. And they are voracious--they won't stop eating as long as food is available, even if they die of overeating.

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* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Not much is known of gryphons' appearance, apart from the fact that they are big, winged and beaked. And they are voracious--they won't stop eating as long as food is available, even if they die of overeating. They can literally eat until they burst.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are very dangerous, cunning, fire-breathing beasts. They are also extremely solitary and cannot stand any contact with others of their kind. But on the other hand they get very lonely, so they kidnap humans to keep them companionship. Unfortunately, they tend to get bored with their companions quickly, kill them in a fit of rage and then mourn them.


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* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Not much is known of gryphons' appearance, apart from the fact that they are big, winged and beaked. And they are voracious--they won't stop eating as long as food is available, even if they die of overeating.

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